If you want to gain some Adobe Photoshop skills, Adobe Photoshop CS5-Classroom in a Book is the perfect go-to guide. It explains what each tool is and breaks down the step by step process of how to use it.
I am really green when it comes to new technology and software and Photoshop is no exception. Before this book I managed to figure out a few basics in Photoshop but it took me hours to do what could have been accomplished in a few minutes had I picked up this book first.
I’m just getting my feet wet, experimenting with all of the tools, but so far the water feels fine.